New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,616 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest review score: 0 Awake
Score distribution:
6616 movie reviews
  1. If there is any justice in the world, Farnsworth will be remembered at Oscar time.
  2. The darkest, most thrilling entry yet in the movie franchise.
  3. As tawdry as this may seem, Bertolucci is not trying to one-up himself. He was 27 when the student riots occurred and very much a participant in a revolution that was both complex in its implications and naive in much of the behavior. He has caught that perfectly
  4. Based on the true story of the first emperor of unified China, could be downsized and told as an American Western.
  5. Goldfine discover so many fascinating themes within their seemingly narrow subject that anyone with the slightest interest in history or human nature will find it absorbing.
  6. It's as harrowing as moviegoing gets.
  7. The strength of McKay's film is not in identifying a cultural period, but in giving voice to so many great theater people. Their passion is infectious, their stories are priceless and their humor is boundless.
  8. A beautifully rich performance by Meryl Streep, [18 September 1998, p. 57]
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  9. As strong on action as it is weak on the interpersonal stuff. If Bond can get a new car for each episode, how about some new pickup lines?
  10. The naturalistic dialogue is a masterful bit of writing, credited to Linklater and his "Sunrise" co-writer Kim Krizan, as well as to the two stars.
  11. Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town.
  12. "Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
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  13. Gripping documentary.
  14. I wouldn't recommend the movie to anyone, but if the families of the victims take something positive from it, as their cooperation with Greengrass suggests they do, that's justification enough.
  15. When boy meets girl in Steven Soderbergh's jaunty, sexy Out of Sight, it happens with a bang.
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  16. The inexplicably terrifying ending is good for a month's worth of nightmares -- no small thing for a movie in such a saturated field.
  17. Gives moviegoers a funny, observant, evanescent approach to the mysteries of human desire.
  18. Bernie Mac gives surprising wisdom and heart - along with the laughs - to what could have been just another generic baseball comedy.
  19. Linklater's ravishing new movie represents a bold leap into the possibilities of technology.
  20. In this cross between film noir and melodrama, there's lust, need, camp and betrayal.
  21. It's not just a movie about an underdog who fights the odds, it's about following one's heart -- despite the obstacles.
  22. A powerful movie that should win all the year's ensemble acting awards. Pitt has never done better dramatic work, Blanchett is as convincing as always, and - in introducing themselves to American audiences - veteran Mexican actress Barraza and Japan's Kikuchi are revelations.
  23. Man on Fire, with a best-ever Denzel Washington, is the first (nonreligious) sure thing to hit the multiplex this year.
  24. The performance of the movie is Liev Schreiber as Shaw, a man howlingly uncomfortable in his own skin.
  25. The plot is intricate and tight. The preamble is a bit challenging to sort out. But the movie's engine is the relationships and the characters' inner lives, all of it boiling with emotional intensity.
  26. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
  27. The feel-good movie of the summer. And the song this pimp works up, about how hard it is to manage a stable of ho's, is catchy and moving.
  28. For a black comedy whose tangled sequence of events is completely improbable, Pedro Almodóvar's Volver feels absolutely authentic. So, think of everything as metaphor and enjoy one of the year's most delectably twisted treats.
  29. Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
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  30. No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.

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